Jesse Edwards "Let's Watch TV All Day" @ 6817 Gallery in Los Angeles

6817 gallery presents Let's Watch TV All Day, an exhibition of recent paintings and ceramics by Jesse Edwards. This is the artist's first solo show in Los Angeles. Let's Watch TV All Day will feature a series of ceramic televisions in which Edwards uses familiar imagery: Disney characters, Super Mario, the Simpsons, Bob Ross, and porn stars. Edwards comments on contemporary society's obsession with visual stimulation by portraying subject matter that is universally recognizable, images that the American public spends much of their time looking at. Edwards' ceramic cell phones with pornographic images further this idea; many of these are "selfies," cell phone photos often sent via text. In his still life paintings, Edwards portrays drug paraphernalia, soda cans, junk food, flowers, and similar every day objects. Edwards historicizes American counterculture by representing these items in a traditional still life format. Later this month, a monograph of Jesse Edwards' work will be published by Vito Schnabel. Let's Watch TV All Day will be on view until November 21 at 6817 Gallery in Los Angeles. photographs by Oliver Maxwell Kupper